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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Global unions call for urgent ILO intervention in Algeria 2020-02-15 [IndustriALL]
PSI denounces ongoing repression against independent unions 2020-02-12 [PSI]
Crackdown on independent trade unions 2020-02-06 [Open Democracy]


Angola

Angolan railway workers strike over better pay, conditions 2019-01-26 [Africa News]
Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October 2017-09-20 [Xinhua]
Child Labour Compromises Children's Future - Jurist 2017-06-15 [Angola Press]


Benin

Urgent regional cooperation needed to tackle rising piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea 2019-11-11 [ITF]
Unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-21 [IndustriALL]
Benin unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-20 [IndustriALL]


Botswana

BFTU to BR: Account for train accident 2019-12-16 [The Monitor]
Bonu urges electoral act reform 2019-10-10 [The Monitor]
BOFEPUSU adopts neutral stance on political support 2019-10-10 [The Monitor]


Burkina Faso

Santé: Opération 'caisses vides' 2019-06-07 [Le Podcast Journal]
600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation 2019-03-01 [IndustriALL]
Un syndicat impatient pour le changement de statut des Editions SIDWAYA et de la RTB 2019-01-01 [Wakat Sera]


Burundi

education unionists mobilise to raise awareness of the risks associated with COVID-19 and call for urgent action 2020-04-06 [Education international website]
IFJ condemns arrest of broadcast journalist 2019-05-08 [IFJ]
Despite the crisis, STEB has been able to develop the skills of new union leaders 2018-10-05 [Education International]


Cameroon

Unions denounce ongoing violence in schools 2020-02-08 [Education International]
Founder of McIntyre Powder Project encouraged by privacy commissioner's ruling 2020-01-02 [CBC]
Community radio presenter abducted 2019-09-06 [IFJ]


Cape Verde

Gov't approves creation of unemployment benefits, reviews labour code 2016-01-06 [macauhub]
SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]


Chad

Jailed journalist on hunger strike to protest against 'judicial manipulation' 2020-03-06 [IFJ]
A quarterly trade union newsletter resulting from successful development cooperation 2019-05-25 [EI]
Labor Unions End 5-Month Strike Amid Talks With Government 2018-10-27 [Bloomberg]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

US kicks against child labour as it investigates cocoa supply chain 2020-04-01 [Ventures]
Grève aux impôts, la FESY-DGI a déposé son préavis et ... 2019-09-01 [Koaci]
La COSEFCI suspend à nouveau son mot d’ordre de grève pour 3 mois 2019-06-03 [Initiative]


Djibouti

ITUC demands an end to repression against teachers and railway workers 2019-07-10 [ITUC]
Teachers are being unfairly imprisoned 2019-06-28 [Education International]
Citizens outraged at cheap labour deportation 2017-09-29 [IOL]


Egypt

GTUBWW donates $ 19,000 to protect irregular workers from COVID-19 2020-04-04 [BWI]
Call for release of photojournalist held on trumped-up terrorism charges 2020-03-22 [IFJ]
Ten icons of Egypts 2011 revolution now languishing in prison 2020-01-28 [Middle East Eye]


Equatorial Guinea

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé! 2017-12-06 [Equal Times]
INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

Eritreans hopeful after ‘historic’ Canadian ruling 2020-03-29 [New Frame]
President Held Discussions With Workers' Organizations 2017-04-08 [Shabait]
Africans to sue Canadian mining firm for alleged abuses 2016-10-08 [The Times-Union]


Ethiopia

ACT initiative: a potential strategy for living wages in Ethiopia 2020-02-27 [IndustriALL]
Garment workers in Ethiopia need strong unions 2019-12-03 [IndustriALL]
Ethiopia: towards a common collective bargaining strategy 2019-11-29 [IndustriALL]


Gabon

Oil workers' strike halts Vaalco terminal output 2019-03-28 [Reuters]
Oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike 2019-03-28 [NASDAQ]
Oil union calls off strike at Total facilities 2018-12-12 [Reuters]


Gambia

Ex-president Jammeh must be tried for the murder of journalist and union leader 2019-07-26 [IFJ]
Union at forefront of push for authorities to strengthen press freedom 2019-06-28 [IFJ]
Drivers Union Observes A Day Off In Solidarity With Members, Villagers 2018-06-22 [Foroyaa]


Ghana

Over 1m farmers to benefit from ECOM’s soap distribution 2020-04-06 [Ghanaweb]
COVID-19:Ghana association of bankers announces GHS10m fund; other mitigation measures 2020-04-06 [Ghananewsagency]
Coronavirus: ICU demands for tax waivers, special stimulus package 2020-04-03 [Ghanaweb]


Guinea-Bissau

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal 2018-08-03 [The Daily Mail]
Civil servants strike over salary increase demands 2018-07-25 [Africa News]
No news in Guinea-Bissa as public media workers join strike 2018-07-18 [Vanguard]


Kenya

Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages - union 2020-03-27 [Canada.com]
More than 1,000 flower farm workers sent home 2020-03-25 [the-star.co.ke]
Traders back county government move to combat the spread of Covid-19 2020-03-25 [kenyanews.go.ke]


Lesotho

700 factory workers out in the cold 2020-03-25 [MENAFN]
Five percent salary increments for civil servants 2020-03-06 [Lesotho Times]
Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth 2019-11-26 [Daily Maverick]


Liberia

Former press union leaders call on gov’t to reconstitute media probe committee 2020-03-31 [FPA]
SRC medical team gets involved with coronavirus disease awareness 2020-03-27 [FPA]
First coronavirus cases in Liberia bring total in Africa to 1,000 2020-03-27 [PSI]


Libya

Journalist arbitrarily arrested by intelligence services at Tripoli airport 2019-12-19 [IFJ]
Union of Oil and Gas Workers demand pay rise 2019-08-26 [The Observer]
NOC calls for safe return of head of oil union taken in east 2019-05-05 [Reuters]


Madagascar

IndustriALL urges Madagascar to ratify C176 2020-03-24 [IndustriALL]
Fighting gender inequality and violence in Madagascar 2020-03-10 [IndustriALL]
IndustriALL and Rio Tinto set QIT Madagascar Minerals on the path to constructive social dialogue 2019-02-18 [IndustriALL]


Malawi

Teachers’ strike and student support force government to pay salary arrears 2020-01-31 [EI]
Teachers’ strike and student support force government to pay salary arrears 2020-01-29 [Education International]
Workplace sexual harassment cases have reduced 2019-12-31 [Nyasa Times]


Mali

Kayes: les Syndicats de l’Education en grève de 72h 2019-11-30 [Ici Lome]
Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group 2019-10-27 [EI]
Rail workers get ITF union support after deadly hunger strike 2019-03-25 [ITF]


Mauritania

Extraction aurifère: l'ultimatum des travailleurs de Tasiast ... 2019-08-20 [Le 360]
Workers likely to return later on Sunday 2018-03-21 [Steel Guru]
Iron ore miners end strike 2018-03-19 [Le Journal]


Mauritius

CMWEU fights for 150 Indian migrant workers 2020-02-15 [BWI]
Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions 2019-10-27 [IndustriALL]
CTSP and its affiliates achieve victory after 16 years 2019-10-14 [BWI]


Morocco

Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund 2020-03-27 [EI]
Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund 2020-03-25 [Education international]
Report highlights inequities caused by increased privatisation of education 2020-01-31 [IE]


Mozambique

Unions in Mozambique empowering workers 2019-12-04 [IndustriALL]
Educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions 2019-09-05 [EI]
PSI mourns death and destruction left by Cyclone Idai 2019-03-21 [PSI]


Namibia

1,500 workers to be retrenched as mine closes 2020-04-04 [IndustriALL]
Essential workers queue for identification cards 2020-03-30 [namibian.com.na]
More than 600 workers expected to be sent home at Oshana mall 2020-03-30 [namibian.com.na]


Niger

Oil workers decry nonpayment of terminal benefits 10 years after sack 2020-02-25 [The New Telegraph]
Mine closure huge blow to workers 2019-11-11 [IndustriALL]
Reality of Right to Health in Niger - Political commitment needed 2019-05-01 [PSI]


Nigeria

Union protests company’s non-compliance with COVID-19 work stoppage 2020-04-04 [BWI]
Doctors, unpaid for 2 months, embark on strike amid Coronavirus 2020-03-17 [Pulse]
Seafarer home after four years thanks to union 2020-03-13 [ITF]


Rwanda

Fresh appeal for new minimum wage on Labour Day 2019-05-02 [Xinhua]
Labour union demands better safety for miners 2018-06-10 [The New Times]
Illegally dismissed SYPELGAZ trade union members to return to court on June 4 2018-05-28 [PSI]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

BBC Afrique fires journalist over a controversial interview on the role of France in Rwanda 2020-02-12 [IFJ]
SNTC / BTP protests against debts due to construction companies 2019-05-28 [BWI]
ITF backs Senegalese workers in BRT project 2019-05-20 [ITF]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

SANparks employees plan to embark on nationwide strike 2019-09-13 [The Times]
Increasing cost of living pushes workers in glass sector to strike 2019-08-26 [The Times]
On Labour Day…….. Workers Praise President Bio 2019-05-05 [Global Times]


Somalia

Education union seeks guarantee of teachers’ salaries during COVID-19 school closures 2020-04-01 [Education international website]
Freelance journalist killed by unidentified gunmen 2020-02-17 [IFJ]
Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say police 2020-02-17 [Yahoo]


South Africa

Gauteng Health Department calls for donations of protective gear 2020-04-06 [SABC]
Western Cape Golden Arrow, union resolve issues over Covid-19 safety concerns - Numsa 2020-04-06 [Cape Talk radio]
'Health professionals forced to buy own personal protective equipment' 2020-04-06 [Sunday Independent]


South Sudan

Sowing the seeds of peace in South Sudan 2019-04-17 [Equal Times]
Oil employees call off deliberate strike 2019-03-19 [Brinkwire]
South Sudan: Pythagoras in the trenches 2017-08-10 [Equal Times]


Swaziland

Wanderers players on strike 2020-03-06 [Swazi Observer]
RSSC opens up, invites all stakeholders 2019-12-20 [Swazi Observer]
Bread price goes up 2019-11-10 [Times of Swaziland]


Sudan

Communist Party of Sudan decries dissolution of unions 2020-01-10 [Radio Dabanga]
African journalists strongly condemn dissolution of Sudanese journalists’ union as a gross human rights violation 2019-12-17 [IFJ]
IFJ demands authorities reverse decision to ban journalists' union 2019-12-16 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Police arrest prominent investigative journalist 2019-08-01 [IFJ]
Informal transport workers boost union membership 2019-02-28 [ITF]
IFJ regrets the death of journalist Timothy Kitundu 2019-02-25 [IFJ]


Togo

Health workers intensify calls on government to address deplorable conditions 2018-04-02 [PSI]
Togo unionists poised for week-long strike 2018-03-18 [journalducameroun]
Healthcare workers join strike as protests mount 2018-02-01 [News 24]


Tunisia

Tunisie : les taxis individuels maintiennent la grève 2020-02-16 [Kapitalis]
“La plupart des conflits collectifs du travail sont réglés dans le cadre des négociations collectives et du dialogue social” 2019-10-25 [Direct Info]
UNI Day Tunisia! 2019-07-10 [UNI Global Union]


Uganda

Journalist hospitalised after being brutalised by the UPDF 2020-04-04 [IFJ]
Health workers likelihood to get infected is high 2020-03-30 [New Vision]
Community health workers will be the main defense in rural Uganda against coronavirus 2020-03-29 [STAT]


Western Sahara

National Teacher's Day commemorated in the Wilaya of Aaiun 2019-01-02 [SPS]
UGTSARIO celebrates National Day of Sahrawi Workers 2018-10-21 [SPS]
Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]


Zambia

Govt should consult stakeholders before diverting university grants, says ZCTU 2020-03-04 [News Diggers]
Our salaries have been gassed, laments UNZA workers as they down tools 2020-02-28 [Diggers]
Lungu's silence on tension worrying – ZCTU 2020-02-27 [Diggers]


Zimbabwe

Workers anxious over national lockdown 2020-04-05 [PIndula News]
Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe 2020-04-04 [IndustriAll website]
ZCTU condemns Mnangagwa’s porous lockdown 2020-04-03 [ZimEye]
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